Friday, 15 October 2010
MTAV: Pages Q And R
Q is for: Queue, Ability to, Quiet & Quotations.
R is for: Radio, Rainbows, Royal Mail & Ruth.
Living in London means that it can be difficult to find a quiet space. There is aircraft overhead all day, given our proximity to Heathrow, sirens can be heard as the Emergency Services regularly race up and down the North Circular, even the Tube trains can be heard if the wind is blowing in the right direction. After 5 years, these things I tend not to notice too much, they blend into the background as part of the every day. Where do I go if I want to experience total and complete silence? My beloved Scotland, of course. In the woods near Balmoral and in the woods near Fochabers, I have experienced the sound of silence. See also: Living in London & Scotland.
That would be me. In the forty-plus years I’ve had this name, I’ve only ever met a handful of other Ruths (including one who also had my surname; that was very weird) and I’ve had to put up with a lot of silly jokes about it as well. The definition of my name comes from the Hebrew for companion or friend; in English it translates as compassion. I can live with any of those. See also: J****, Mum & Sisters.
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